In barely a few months, in 2013, Bastille went from playing undersold, tiny venues to selling out London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Academy on the back of their anthemic and synthy debut album, Bad Blood. Bastille began as an alternative identity for Dan Smith, a vehicle for his numerous ideas. Why Bastille? You could say Dan chose it because it connotes revolution and change, but really it’s just because his birthday falls on Bastille Day and he wanted something neutral yet evocative enough to describe his rhythmically and melodically inventive indie-R&B-pop. The catchy tunes of the band have conquered the world by now… Bastille seem to have mastered the craft of perfect pop music on their 2016 album Wild World.
- Venue: Rockhal
- Where: 5 avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch/Alzette
- Doors: 7:00 pm